Shredded Brussels sprouts with lardons
Brussels sprouts make a wonderful side dish for a roast or a healthy appetizer when in season.
Heat oil in a pan and fry lardons.
Add in shredded Brussels sprouts and sprinkle a few drops of water to steam the sprouts and cook for sbout five minutes, or until sprouts are done.
Season with salt and frehsly ground pepper.
As a side dish, serve with the carved meat on a hot plate. For an appetizer, double the recipe.
Lardons are diced bacon, blanched and fried. Substitute lardons with diced pancetta, Parma ham or serrano ham, cut into strips. If using Parma or serrano ham, add 1 tablespoon more olive oil.
Sprouts are a popular side dish in Western cuisine. It is easy to come across other versions of this recipe, often using the local ham or bacon. Enjoy shredded sprouts with lardons by side of roast beef, roast chicken or a Thanksgiving turkey.
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